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Live Stage: New Instruments for Improvisation [us NYC]

sonami.jpgNew instruments for Improvisation and Experimental Approaches with Laetitia Sonami, Dafna Naphtali, Matthew Ostrowski and Hans Tammen :: June 28, 2010; 2:00 – 10:00 pm :: HERE, 145 6th Ave., New York City.

New instruments for Improvisation and experimental approaches, an investigation into contemporary sound art and experimental music using custom made electronic instruments, will consider the methods and intentions of 4 artists building new instruments and specialized interfaces. In a day-long series of presentations, talks and performances these artists will discuss how their practice as improvisers, sound artists and experimental musicians lead to inventing their own tools, and how these inventions in turn influenced their musical performance techniques. Continue reading

Jun 23, 2010
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Live Stage: Share Uptown [us Bronx, NY]

Share Uptown :: June 6, 2010; 2:00 – 7:00 pm :: BronxArtSpace, 305 East 140th Street #1A, Bronx, NY.

Share is an informal gathering that takes place in dozens of cities around the world. We are happy to add the Bronx to such a stellar roster of experimental venues. Share is dedicated to supporting the collaboration and exchange of knowledge in new media communities. Participants bring their portable equipment, plug into the system, improvise on each others’ signals, and perform live audio and video. We furnish the amplification and projection you create the content. Take your sound out of the studio and go live. Or play out with new and interesting people. Add yourself and your gear to: Share Art, Share Music, Share Knowledge, Share Sound, Share Wine, Share Company. Continue reading

Jun 2, 2010
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Live Stage: Barcelona Dreaming [es Barcelona]

biosphere.jpgBarcelona Dreaming :: the fifth annual festival of electronic and experimental music :: April 21, 2010 to April 24, 2010 :: La Farinera del Clot, Barcelona ::

Planning to be in Barcelona in April? Barcelona Dreaming, the fifth annual festival of electronic and experimental music organized by the platform Störung, starts on Wednesday, April 21 and includes four days of performances of international artists of the electronic and experimental scene. Besides the performances, the festival includes a cycle of conferences, a permanent screening of audiovisual works in the exhibition room, and a thematic day on Friday 23rd of April titled ‘Hydrophonia’ and dedicated exclusively to subaquatic sounds. Continue reading

Apr 1, 2010
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Live Stage: Angie Eng + Pascal Battus [fr Paris]

tremorrag.jpgTremorrag with Angie Eng (music/ digital video) and Pascal Battus (music, analog video) :: March 20, 2010; 8:30 p.m. :: IRL Soirées – Centre Mercoeur, 4 rue Mercoeur 75011 M° Voltaire/Charonne Paris, France.

Vibrations of motors, tiny gestures, the hum of energy- How does movement look and sound? Tremorrage is a duo with sound artist, Pascal Battus and video artist, Angie Eng who take you on a audio visual journey with mini-cameras, contact mics and drawings in real time. Battus holds pen on paper that moves by vibrating motors. Line is created by rotating machines that vibrate the paper. Continue reading

Mar 14, 2010
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Download Furtherfield on ResonanceFM

further.jpgDownload Furtherfield’s first Broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM here.

Next broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM: April 6, 2010; 9:30 – 10:30 pm :: A series of eight weekly broadcasts.

A live, jam-packed, hour-long review of contemporary media arts culture. Marc Garrett and Charlotte Frost interviewed Douglas Dodds, Senior Curator at the V&A and Mztek founders, Sophie Macdonald & Sally Northmore. Other features included noise-collages, soundscapes and exploratory music…

More information about the programme here.

This programme is part of ‘Hyperlink: Media Art Contexts’ whose principal aim is to present and promote high-quality contemporary media art work, alongside critical discussion of past, present and future media art in a contemporary art context. Continue reading

Mar 12, 2010
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Live Stage: Francisco Lopez [de Berlin]

lopez_bio2.jpgFrancisco Lopez :: February 19, 2010; 9:00 pm :: NK, Elsenstr 52 2hh 2 etage, in the Neukölln area, Berlin.

Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the sound art and experimental music scene. Over the past 30 years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion. Continue reading

Feb 12, 2010
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Live Stage: More Essential Repertoire [us Brooklyn, NY]

issue.jpgEssential Repertoire :: Thursday, December 3 through Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. :: ISSUE Project Room (at the Old American Can Factory), 232 3rd Street (at 3rd ave), Brooklyn NY 11215 :: Tickets $20/at the door, $15 in advance (available online at or for cash purchase at Other Music) F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave

Brooklyn-based music series Darmstadt: “Classics of the Avant Garde presents its second-annual Essential Repertoire festival of cherished compositions from the experimental canon. This year’s iteration celebrates the 30th anniversary of the seminal New Music New York concerts curated by Rhys Chatham and held at The Kitchen (then on Broome Street), which put the still-burgeoning Downtown Scene – at the crossroads of minimalism, interdisciplinary performance, and various strains of post-punk – under a mainstream spotlight and redefined the presentation of experimental music. Continue reading

Nov 24, 2009
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Live Stage: A Select History of Experimental Music [us NCY]

fant.jpg[image: Destory All Monsters (Ron Ashton, center, Mike Kelley, right), c. 1970] A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: A Select History of Experimental Music — a mini-festival :: November 20-21, 2009; 6:00 p.m. to midnight :: Gramercy Theater, 127 East 23rd Street, New York, NY.

2009—Performa is delighted to present A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: A Select History of Experimental Music, a mini-festival of noise and avant-garde music curated by internationally acclaimed visual artist Mike Kelley. Featuring an amazing line-up of some of the most important musicians and artists in the history of experimental noise music, A Fantastic World traces the development of this unique genre, Continue reading

Nov 11, 2009
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Calling Out Of Context [uk London]

1256765059image_web.jpgCalling Out Of Context :: November 14-22, 2009 :: Institute of Contemporary Arts, (ICA) London, The Mall, London.

The ICA is pleased to announce Calling Out Of Context, a festival of experimental music and sound which fills the building for nine days in November. One of the ICA’s Galleries is being used as a performance space, while the other features a recording studio, and the Theatre is hosting gigs, workshops and discussions. The programme across these spaces includes an incredible range of musicians and artists, revealing the vitality and relevance of the sonic avant-garde.

Calling Out Of Context features over forty performers and groups, including both emerging figures and well-known names. Many of the participants cross the boundaries between different musical traditions, and the festival (which takes its title from a song by the American underground musician Arthur Russell) draws on the explosively experimental ethos of the 60s and 70s. Continue reading

Nov 6, 2009
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Live Stage: New Media Exhibition [us Baltimore, MD]

ss.jpgMICA Hosts New Media Exhibition :: November 2-20, 2009 :: Reception: November 5; 6-9 p.m. :: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Rosenberg Gallery, Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD.

Now in its fourth year, the SSI.4 Sight.Sound [interaction] exhibition at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) synthesizes a diverse selection of work that celebrates the language of interaction, new media technologies and the aesthetics of experimentation within an artistic context. The exhibition offers a broad selection of work from local and internationally recognized artists. Continue reading

Nov 3, 2009
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